Democratic Party Voter Suppression Schemes and Tactics 2022

In the case of North Carolina Green Party (NCGP) (plaintiff) v. The North Carolina State Board of Elections (defendant) filed in U. S. Federal District Court in Raleigh on July 14th, the presiding Judge, Charles C. Dever III ordered the two parties to come to an agreement as to how to move forward. Out of that agreement, the State Board of Elections had until August 1st to show the NCGP and the Court evidence of fraud they claimed was committed by the NCGP in denying their certification as a new official party in North Carolina on June 30th and preventing NCGP candidates from being on the Ballot in November. The NCGP had collected over 22,000 signatures of which over 15,000 were verified as registered voters by County Election Boards in 100 counties in the state, over 2,000 more than the required 13, 865 needed to be recognized and be on the Ballot on November 8th.

The allegations of fraud that to date have never been disclosed, were not shown either on August 1st, prompting the North Carolina State Board of Elections to vote unanimously 4-0 to grant official party status to the North Carolina Green Party, which is now an official party in North Carolina. A hearing in Federal District Court is scheduled for August 8th where the NCGP, their candidates, and impartial observers are all but certain that Judge Dever will order that NCGP candidates Matthew Hoh for U. S. Senate, and Michael Trudeau for State Senate District 16 be placed on the Ballot.

On August 2, NC Attorney General Josh Stein and the North Carolina Democratic Party intervened to crush democracy and the legitimacy of the North Carolina Green Party, precisely one day after they were unanimously granted party status. This is what is known as Voter Suppression.

 

Here is what is clear in this case:

1) Democrats at the State Board of Elections never had any substantial evidence of fraud committed by the North Carolina Green Party.

2) They used false allegations to run out the clock by waiting until June 30 to deny NCGP status and claimed they needed even more time to investigate what doesn't exist.

3) The North Carolina Democratic Party and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) have committed fraud (it's on audio and video tape) by lying to registered voters and appearing to be NCGP.

4) The DSCC inserted themselves into the verification of registered voters which is a job that the state requires County Election Board and the NCSBE to do. 

5) The reason NC Democrats and the DSCC became involved was to prevent Matthew Hoh from being on the Ballot for U. S. Senate, and operatives of the Democratic Party are on tape (audio and video) as well as many text messages turned over to the Federal Court stating that a vote for the Green Party would hurt Democrats. That is their motive, and together with the NCSBE they have schemed to run out the clock to keep Matthew Hoh off the Ballot. 

6) The reason is Democrats fear Matthew Hoh will take votes away from their candidate Cheri Beasley is because Matthew Hoh represents issues voters in North Carolina care about and are likely to vote for, while Cheri Beasley is a centrist Democrats who will represent the failure of the status quo and the Corporate State.

7) The Corporate State and status quo of centrist Democrats like Cheri Beasley are in direct opposition to the cares and concerns of many registered voters in North Carolina.

8) Democrats have said that the 15K (+) verified voters who signed the petition for NCGP are votes taken away from Dems.

9) The reality is that the 15K (+) registered voters is just a sample size of the entire base of registered voters in North Carolina. Not only will Greens vote for Matthew Hoh (a nationally known anti-war disabled Combat Marine Veteran in a Military State), but many Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Independents will as well.

10) Voters who choose Matthew Hoh are not taking votes away from anyone, that is a lie, and a tactic Democrats use to scare voters and thwart real democracy. They will be choosing the one candidate in the race that represents them, that they trust will fight for their needs, that will not be corrupted by money like Cheri Beasley (D) and Tedd Budd (R) are and will be.

11) Democrats represented by Attorney General Josh Stein are trying to take this case away from a Federal Judge saying it is a state matter, but in reality, they take every state case they lose to the North Carolina Republican Party to the Federal Courts. Claiming it is a "state matter," is reminiscent of what the GOP does on every issue (just look at Roe v. Wade be done away with), and Democrats chastise Republicans for doing so. It's also reminiscent of Federal Troops being deployed in the South to thwart the evil of Southern Democrats, and the Civil War when Southern Democrats claimed Slavery was a 'States Rights' issue.

12) Democrats are suppressing the vote and the will of registered voters in North Carolina and are doing so simply so their candidate can have an advantage, not because of any fraud committed by the North Carolina Green Party and they are lying by not telling the truth now about their motives which has already been captured on tape.

13) Judge Dever at the U. S. District Federal Court should assert his right to handle this case because it is clear that state Democrats cannot be trusted having lied, committed fraud, and falsifying their motives, to run out the clock to keep Matthew Hoh off the Ballot. He should also assert his right because the plaintiffs have argued that their 1st and 14th Amendment Rights under the U. S. Constitution have been violated and they are seeking relief.

14) North Carolina and national Democrats are as guilty as Donald Trump in 2020 with his lies about election fraud, by making allegations of fraud that have no factual basis in the truth. It is a disgrace for the people of North Carolina and casts a shadow of illegitimacy on the North Carolina Democratic Party, national Democrats, and the DSCC.

 

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Joe Biden's Presidency Has Been a Catastrophe

Joe Biden had shown signs of dementia in the Summer of 2019 and nearly every talking head on corporate MSM noticed it and said he was not fit to be president. Americans in the first three primary contests did not vote for him in any meaningful way. Pete Buttigieg (a complete unknown mayor of a small city) had more delegates than Joe Biden.

It was only after Bernie Sanders won the first three contests, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada that Barack Obama and the DNC injected themselves into the process, and Obama's White House minions went on TV 24/7 before the South Carolina primary warning that if Bernie Sanders was not stopped, he would end up at the Democratic Convention in August with the most delegates, thus the most support.

Corporate Democrats intentionally sabotaged the primary process by asking everyone else to drop out so Biden could be installed to stop Bernie. Back-room deals were made 'again' to thwart democracy in America.

Democrats are the most anti-democratic party in America and couldn't give a fuck about what the vast majority 70-80% (+) desperately want and need. They are a party of War and Wall Street (just like Republicans), and they are destroying America (just like Republicans) so their wealthy donors can get wealthier.

There is no, "but Trump," after 18 months of Joe Biden. Joe Biden has easily been worse than Trump (and Trump was horrific), and a recent CNN Poll showed 75% of Democrats see that and know that, and do not want him to run again in 2024. Today, Biden polls lower than Trump. The 25% who still support Biden are the Pearl Clutching Liberal Elites, the Ignorant, and the Uninformed.

Joe Biden has broken every promise he made, turned his back on a pandemic that still rages, started another needless war of choice that many fear could lead to Nuclear War, nearly (and some economists think we are close) crashed the economy, put more money into the MIC than ever before, wants to fund the police more (even as they are still murdering people of color at will), done absolutely nothing to combat Climate Change that is devastating our earth and populations across the globe. And when he speaks, it is clear that he does not mentally have it altogether.  

Under the watch of Joe Biden, Republicans have overturned Roe v. Wade, the apartheid state of Israel continues to carry out ethnic cleansing in Palestine, Gas prices are over $7 a gallon in some states, more people have died of Covid than did in 2020 (without a vaccine), and Biden lied about vaccines preventing the spread of Covid as he now sits in the White House vaccinated yet sneezing and coughing with Covid.

Just like Donald Trump, Joe Biden is and always has been a liar and con man. His presidency has been a complete catastrophe for America. His mental health at times seems frail at best.

Many good people in America warned the country about Joe Biden, two things happened that tragically have led us to this point. One, the Democrats subverted democracy and the will of the American people in the primary process again, with the assistance of their cohorts on corporate MSM (again), and two, corporate MSM went against everything they said and believed in 2019 about the obvious signs of dementia Joe Biden exhibited, disregarded his horrific career as a Senator and VP, and covered up and lied about the veracity of Hunter Biden’s laptop, just so Bernie Sanders could be stopped, and Donald Trump could be removed from office.

 


NC Democrats Version of ‘Stop The Steal’

North Carolina Democrats, aided by the national Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are alleging that the North Carolina Green Party (NCGP) has committed fraud, but have yet to show any proof (substantial or otherwise) to back up their claim that an ongoing criminal investigation is needed (as they claim), based solely on manipulated and false allegations of criminal conduct and election fraud (from national Democrats) that has no basis in reality. It appears they are just trying to run out the clock, so the North Carolina Green Party and their candidate won't be on the Ballot in November. 

This is the Democrats version of Donald Trump’s outrageous ‘Stop The Steal.’ The attorney for the North Carolina Green Party stated to the Court that they have been given no notice as to the allegations of fraud, no notice of any signatures in question, and when they asked the NCSBE for evidence, they were denied, twice, then the chair cut their mic so they could no longer speak at the June 30 NSCBE Hearing.

The facts in the case that the North Carolina Green Party is prepared to present to the Court show national Democrats committing fraud, lying to voters, and manipulating and misusing voter registration data, and these facts are on audio tape, video tape, phone calls, and text messages sent out fraudulently by Democrats and their operatives to faithful registered North Carolina voters who signed a petition to put the Green Party on the Ballot because they want the choice of voting for the Green Party in North Carolina.

The second pertinent fact is that the North Carolina Green Party collected more than 2,000 verified signatures (verified by local County Election Boards in North Carolina).

The North Carolina Green Party attorney claimed that their 1st and 14th Amendment Rights under the U. S. Constitution have been violated, that State law has been violated, and that the Democratic Party of North Carolina has colluded with local and national Democrats (including a suspected operative that works in Governor Roy Coopers office) to keep the North Carolina Green Party and their candidates (Matthew Hoh for U. S. Senate, and Michael Trudeau for State Senate District 16) off the Ballot.

The Judge asked the State, “does the U. S. Constitution matter to you?”

Matthew Hoh, a disabled Marine Combat Commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, and former State Department official has stated that the Democrats don’t just want to keep the Green Party or him off the Ballot, they want to keep the issues the NCGP and he represent: Health Care as a Right, Living Wages, Housing for the Homeless, an end to endless Wars of Choice, and an end to a violent Capitalist economic system that causes suffering for so many people in North Carolina, and Americans.

The 100 County Election Boards in North Carolina verified more than enough signatures (as registered North Carolina Voters) for the North Carolina Green Party to be on the Ballot – voters that included folks registered as Democrats, Republican, Libertarian, and Unaffiliated. They want to have the choice to vote for Greens, and the issues Greens represent, and the Democratic Party does not want them to have that choice.

In the Hearing held in U. S. District Court in Raleigh yesterday morning, a Judge admonished Democrats on the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE), for not following the State Statues in conducting their business, looked shocked and aggrieved that it is taking this long, and said, “If you have the proof, show it,” something Democrats have not only not done, and have thus far refused to do.

The Judge repeated several times that this entire process seems “very odd” and that he was confused why the NCSBE has not been able to complete their job of verifying 2000 or so signatures in question in over 40 days. “This just strikes me as odd” the Judge repeated that you cannot do your job. He related what was happening to “bureaucratic malfeasance.”

The Judge said again to the State, “if you have the proof, show it.”

The Judge mentioned that late Sunday night before Monday mornings Hearing that the North Carolina Democratic Party made a motion to the court to dismiss the case (though the Judge admitted he had not had time to read it yet since it came in late Sunday night). The Judge also said he expects the DSCC to be weighing in as well and ordered the attorneys for the NCGP and NCSBE to get together by 12 noon today to get a schedule to conference and exchange evidence (something the NCSBE has thus far refused to do) so this can be resolved in a short period of time.

Each time the Judge said, "how odd" that this is still ongoing, he seemed baffled by the incompetence of the NCSBE. I believe it isn't so much incompetence, as it is intentional voter suppression and an attempt at rigging the upcoming election, as the NCSBE and Democrats have no legitimate case to deny the North Carolina Green Party and their candidates the opportunity to be on the Ballot in November. 

The NCGP turned in 2,000 more 'verified' signatures than the 13, 865 they needed to be on the Ballot. The Judge asked the State two pertinent questions that will be answered in the coming days. He asked, "are you saying that even if they have enough signatures (which in fact they do), that the State Party would still deny access to the Ballot?" The attorney for the State answered no, but this appeared to be a concern for the Judge, because he added, "it is strange that we are here on the morning of July 18, and you are asking for more time."

Having the NCGP on the Ballot gives voters another choice to vote for and increases democracy. Suppressing parties, candidates, and voters as it appears Democrats want to do is authoritarian and anti-democratic. How odd this all is unless you know Democrats national strategy and long history of suppressing the vote of independents like the Green Party all across America. Then, it all makes sense what is happening. And what is happening is North Carolina and national Democrats are using dirty tricks, delay tactics, false allegations of fraud, and the power of their positions to act in a partisan fashion to suppress the vote. 

 


Democrats Subverting Democracy in North Carolina

Democrats Subverting Democracy in North Carolina

By Scott Satalino, June 28, 2022

Last Thursday I received a call from a woman who identified herself as being from The Green Party -or- calling about The Green Party. As a member and volunteer of the Party, I welcomed the call. She asked me if I had signed a petition to have the Green Party on the Ballot in North Carolina in 2022, I said, “yes, and I got others to sign as well.” I was feeling happy because Greens were able to collect enough verified signatures of registered North Carolina voters to hand to 100 counties and the state that amounted to more than enough than was needed to gain Ballot Access for 2022 – 2024, a feat we could not accomplish in 2016 (I volunteered then as well). North Carolina is one of the strictest states in the U.S. to gain Ballot Access, and one of the least democratic.

The conversation quickly turned to the caller asking me if I wanted to remove my signature from the petition because if people voted for the Green Party, that would take away votes from the Democratic Party candidate, and the Republicans would win. I would simply be a spoiler for Democrats. I couldn’t disagree with her more. The Green Party candidate Matthew Hoh is not in this race to be a spoiler. In his own words, he intends to be exactly what the majority of the people of North Carolina want, a “disrupter” of a corrupt system. Having spoken to Matthew numerous times, I also understand that his intention is to win the race, and given equal time and resources, especially on a debate stage, he would win.

As someone who researches and writes about Politics and Media, covering North Carolina and national issues, I also laughed. I explained that what she suggested was not true, that in fact if there was no Green on the Ballot, many Greens would just stay home, and many would vote for the Libertarian or the Republican. I also explained that the centrist-Democrat running in 2022, Cheri Beasley, would not win as all four centrists before all have lost. I have written about why this is extensively. They lose because they stand for nothing but the status quo, identity politics, and the corporate state, and people in North Carolina want change.

As soon as I finished my explanation to her, I internally realized she was calling for a fraudulent reason, and I asked her, “what organization are you with?” She replied, I cannot give out that information. As a marketer much of my life, I immediately went into a rant that Marketing 101 is saying a) who you are, b) who you are calling for, and c) what you are calling about. If you cannot give answers to any of those questions, you are almost certainly involved in illegal conduct or in the act of committing fraud.

Democrats are no friend of or defender of democracy. That is a fairy tale they tell. All across the globe at this very moment and throughout our American history, The Democratic Party has opposed democracy. Our very founding documents were written specifically in part to keep democracy at bay. North Carolina has a robust morbid history of racism, slavery, denying the vote, and the 1898 Wilmington Insurrection carried out by Democrats. In June of 2022, here in North Carolina, they are attempting to deny voters a choice as joe Biden continues blockading democracies around the world, while meeting with dictators.

 


Healthcare Reform

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

No issue is more important to the economy of The United States. America pays more per capita than any country for Healthcare, yet tens of millions of our citizens are without Health Insurance because they cannot afford it and go without adequate Medical Care. Millions more Americans who can afford Health Insurance are incapable of buying any Medical Insurance because they are denied by every company because of pre-existing conditions. The United States ranks near or at the bottom of all civilized nations in every category, from Infant Mortality Rate to Length of Life.

The #1 reason that people (with Health Insurance) file Bankruptcy is for Medical Reasons, and often they lose their homes in the process. Every civilized nation has a form of National Health Insurance or Single-Payer Healthcare. In addition, our economy is weakened because Health Care costs that companies provide their workers in America is a major reason why we cannot compete with other civilized countries economically.

Theodore Roosevelt, a Progressive proposed Universal Health Care in 1904. It is now 105 years later. Isn’t it about time that affordable health care is available to every American as a right, not a privilege of wealth.

The great myth perpetrated on the public (by the corporations and Health Care Industry), is that you will have to be put on a waiting list to receive healthcare. That is simply not true. Under a National Single Payer Health Insurance program (which is what Medicare, and Medicaid are) all Americans will get the care they need and deserve immediately. If there is a wait time, it is no longer than you wait to see a doctor now with Health Care Insurance.

We have suffered through 40 years of being told that a National Health / Single-Payer Insurance is “socialized medicine.” Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Veterans Administration is a “socialized system” in which the government owns the facilities, hires the staffs, and foots the bill. The Single-Payer System that is now proposed in Congress (HR676) is simply a “choice” for Americans, and retains all private market competition.

Contrary to what we are told continuously about cost, a National Health Insurance program would save our Country billions of dollars each year. A Single Payer Health Care System will eliminate 30% of the cost of Healthcare that are administrative costs, and much more that are obscene profits of healthcare executives that profit off denying care to those they cover. In 2005, the CEO of the U.S.’s Largest Health Insurer, “United Health Group,” was paid $122.7 Million, the 3rd highest paid CEO in the country.

Policy experts, Physicians, and 60% of the people in the United States support Single Payer Healthcare which is truly the only way to reform our Healthcare System, and guarantee access to medical care for all.

Three important points that any Universal or National Health Care plan must have:
1) That it meet the needs of everyone
2) That it be free at the point of delivery
3) That it be based on need, not the ability to pay

(This article was written and published by Scott Satalino in August of 2009 as President Barack Obama and Democrats were debating how to move forward with Healthcare reform.)


Centrists v. Progressives in North Carolina

          "If Democrats think they can beat Trump by being pragmatic and scared rather than visionary, revolutionary, and bold, they better remember that a lie will beat a half truth every time." -Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Now that Bernie Sanders is the clear front runner in the Democratic Party nominating process, having won the popular vote in the first three contests, taken the overall Delegate lead, and having won a decisive victory in Nevada in nearly every key demographic, the corporate MSM and party insiders are throwing around the idea that Bernie, a true progressive, and self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, cannot beat President Donald Trump in November, and that not only will he lose, he will bring about heavy losses for Democrats on down-ballot races across the country.

Polling last week by Emerson College suggests that Donald Trump beats every Democrat in the race except Bernie, and a local North Carolina poll by WRAL shows Sanders, Biden and Bloomberg as the only candidates who beat Trump in North Carolina.

When discussing down-ballot races, and specifically in North Carolina, a key Senate seat held by Senator Thom Tillis (R) is up for grabs. Should he win his own primary, centrists in the Tar Heel state are saying that Sanders at the top of the ticket will help re-elect Senator Tillis. This idea has no factual basis, but let’s examine the issue more closely.

In 2014, centrist Kay Hagan (D) lost the NC U S Senate race to Tillis. Hagan’s motto was, “not too far left, not too far right, just right for North Carolina.” Voters here didn’t think so.

In 2016, centrist Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) was at the top of the ticket and not only lost to Donald Trump (R) by 4 points, centrist Deborah Ross (D) also lost to incumbent Senator Richard Burr (R) by 6 points. No down-ballot victories for federal office were had by any Democrat in 2016 except the three U S House incumbent Democrats, David Price (NC-O4), Alma Adams (NC-12), and C. K. Butterfield (NC-01).

The March 3rd primary for U S Senate in North Carolina this year has 2 candidates who polls suggest would both beat Senator Tillis (one of the least popular Senators in the country) in a general election. Cal Cunningham is claiming he is the ‘progressive’ in the race, though his policy ideas are exactly what a centrist is, not a progressive. Cal has the support of the entire centrist Democrat establishment behind him. His main challenger is NC State Senator Erica Smith, who is an actual progressive, and is someone who backs Bernie Sanders policies, Medicare For All, and the Green New Deal, among others.

Of the two candidates, some polls suggest that it is the real progressive in this race, Erica Smith, that beats Senator Tillis by a larger margin. And no matter who wins NC Democratic U S Senate race, Voter turnout will be key to defeating Thom Tillis. Bernie Sanders is making that turnout higher so far, and it could reach or beat the level of turnout Barack Obama enjoyed in 2008, as both Obama in 2008, and Bernie in 2020 have outperformed their own poll numbers.

Centrist Democrat Cal Cunningham also ran for the NC U S Senate seat in 2010, only to lose to the eventual Democratic Party nominee, centrist Democrat and current North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, who in turn lost to Senator Richard Burr, in the general election by 12 points.

On the U S House side, two centrist Democrats lost special elections to Republicans that were held less than 6 months ago in North Carolina in 2019.

While there is no proof that a genuine progressive and self-proclaimed Democratic-Socialist Bernie Sanders on the top of the Democratic Party ticket in November 2020 would harm Democrats in down-ballot races, recent history shows an abundance of proof that centrist Democrats cannot defeat their rival Republicans here in North Carolina even with a centrist candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton on the top of the ticket (in both 2010, and 2014, centrist Democratic President Barack Obama was not on the ballot, but his record was).

The Republican National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina in August of this year. In all likelihood, Trump and the NCGOP will see significant turnout in November here for their GOP candidates, just as they did in 2016.

In order for Democrats to defeat not only Trump, but their opponents in down-ballot races, Democratic turnout must be higher than in the past. Thus far, Bernie Sanders has won two contests, New Hampshire and Nevada where turnout was higher in both states than in 2016. Here are the demographics Sanders just won in Nevada: Men, Women, Whites, Non-Whites, Voters aged 17-29, 30-44, and 45-65, Liberal Democrats, Moderate Democrats, College Educated, and Non-College Educated. 

 

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Bernie Sanders Is Not A Socialist

Bernie Sanders is not a Socialist. In the Democratic Debates however, he is nearly alone on the stage, as the only person who is and always has been from what Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN), leader of the Progressive Wing of the National Democratic Party, & member of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party called, "the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party." 

Bernie Sanders is not a Socialist. Bernie is what historian and author Paul Street writes is a "New Deal Social Progressive."

Berne Sanders is not a Socialist. Bernie leads all national polls out today, most by double-digits, as nearly every state poll.

Bernie Sanders is not a Socialist. Bernie has already won the popular vote in the first three states and is poised to be win more votes and delegates than any other candidate in the next few weeks, that polls and pols suggest he may have an insurmountable lead (with California on Super Tuesday this year along with North Carolina and others), at that point, with more than 1/3 of the 2020 Delegates allocated.

Bernie Sanders is not a Socialist, Bernie has a 50 State Strategy of the most diverse coalition of Americans ever assembled. He has a Revolution of people with unique American Values across this American land.

Bernie Sanders is not a Socialist. Bernie is the only candidate in the Democratic Party nominating process who truly speaks for the poor, low income workers, and the ever-shrinking middle class.

Bernie Sanders is not a Socialist. Bernie is the actual existence of what Senator Wellstone, who earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, envisioned and called into existence 2 decades ago, the 'Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.'


Bernie Sanders And The Black Vote

Bernie Sanders won Nevada tonight with the most diverse multi-racial coalition of voters and large margins of victor in nearly every demographic.

Bernie Sanders policy proposals are the same as the NC NAACP HKonJ 14 Point Progressive Agenda. HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) protested the policy of the NC Democratic Party control on Jones Street (since 2007), long before Republicans took over the legislature in Raleigh, NC. 2012.

Bernie Sanders proposals are the same as the 2020 Poor Peoples Campaign led by Goldsboro, NC Evangelical Pastor Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. This national organization has a presence in every state, and a Moral March on Washington, D.C. coming on June 20, 2020.

Bernie Sanders proposals are the same as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision in 1968 of a Poor Peoples Campaign. "True compassion is more than flipping a coin to a beggar. A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth with righteous indignation," King said.

Corporate MSM sanitizes and celebrate the gentle Dr. King. Dr. King's enemies were not those who jailed him, beat him, starved him, hosed him, loosed dogs on him, isolated him, stabbed him, shot him, and murdered him. King was progressive. His true enemy was the moderate liberal.

Bernie Sanders proposes a platform of Economic Justice, Social Justice, Racial Justice, and Environmental Justice that mirrors the policies fought for by the NAACP, the Poor Peoples Campaign and Dr. King.


Like Every Other Day

Today was the first day of the U. S. Senate Impeachment Trial Hoax. Every other day will continue in absurdity like this as long as money is speech, corporations are people, and billions of dollars are spent to buy a corrupt system of government.


If you missed it, here's how it went.


Democrat House Managers: On Article I - Abuse of Power and Article II - Obstruction of Congress - Here is the who, what, why, when, where, how, and how much that proves Donald John Trump is guilty.


Donald John Trump: "I did nothing wrong. It was a perfect call."


Democrat House Managers: Can we question and verify your alibi with the documents you are concealing? With testimony from Mick Mulvaney, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, and Rudy Giuliani? Can we do that?


Senate GOP, and Donald John Trump's WH Lawyers: NO


Democrat House Managers: You have proved our case.

 


MSNBC Pitches Biden

MSNBC Pitches Joe Biden, Then Ignores Poor and Low-Income Voters

Yesterday, MSNBC pitched Joe Biden while largely ignoring the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) as they held a Moral Action Congress forum in Washington, D.C. with 8 Democratic Party presidential candidates running in 2020. The forum was hosted by MSNBC’s own Joy Reid, and the candidates were questioned by Rev. Dr. William Barber and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharris, as well as low-income voters from across the country. It was livestreamed from 1pm – 7:30pm. Participating and answering questions were Joe Biden, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Elizabeth Warren, Eric Swalwell, Wayne Messam, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris.

At the outset, Rev. Barber noted that none of the 2016 presidential debates had any questions related to poverty, voter suppression or voting rights in America. Barber stressed the point that there are ‘less voting rights today than 50 years ago.’ He asked each candidate if they would commit to a televised debate on the relationship between poverty, systemic racism, ecological devastation, the war economy, and Christian Nationalism. All 8 said they would.

Here is a timeline of what I noticed monitoring MSNBC for the day, while watching the Moral Action Congress forum:

1:45pm – 1:54pm MSNBC aired 10 minutes of Joe Biden speaking at the forum.
2:12pm MSNBC had commentary about Joe Biden’s words after he finished.
2:30pm With no other coverage of the forum, MSNBC aired polls favorable to Joe Biden (a poll that also included Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren) with a ‘Republican’ commenting on Sanders and Warren. 
2:35pm While the PPC forum was live and Andrew Yang spoke, MSNBC still had no other coverage of it, but they did pitch a future townhall event on their network unrelated to the forum.
3:38pm Still no other coverage of the forum, but more polls aired that were favorable to Joe Biden.
5:06pm Still no other coverage, but more polls favorable to Joe Biden. At this point, Williamson, Warren, and Swalwell had spoken in addition to Biden and Yang.
5:12pm MSNBC airs a report from the forum, and talks about Donald Trump’s reelection efforts, yet still no other report of any of the 4 hours of questions and commentary by Rev. Barber, Rev. Theoharris, or the many poor and low-income voters, or any of the 4 candidates who had spoken to this point and answered questions about poverty in America, other than Biden. 
7:35pm The forum ended after Messam, Sanders, and Harris had spoken and answered questions on poverty in America (there are over 140 million poor and low-income people in America), and MSNBC aired none of it other than the Biden coverage.

All 8 candidates gave enthusiastic and detailed responses, some with specific policy changes they would call for to combat poverty in America. Mostly all mentioned issues that America has had in place for generations, that have fostered mass inequality, poverty, systemic racism, and voter suppression. Bernie Sanders stated, “there will never be any real change in this country, unless there is a political revolution,” and called for all to “stand together and fight.”

As MSNBC promotes their Decision 2020 primary election coverage, it is clear they are seeking a repeat of the 2016 campaign when the DNC actively colluded against Bernie Sanders and any real change or reform in American politics or policy, while giving large chunks of airtime to discussing Donald Trump, and Joe Biden (in 2016 that time was given to Hillary Clinton), while the 140 million (+) poor and low-income voters are ignored again.

It is easy to see why journalist, historian, author, and political commentator Paul Street calls the network MSDNC.



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